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Valley Fever, Amoebic Meningoencephalitis, fungus, pneumonia, fever

WOW, just learned about these two infections that thrive in the hot, dry weather of a warming planet! Valley Fever, the more common of the two, is caused by breathing a fungus in dusty air – found in the dry soil areas of places like Arizona, New Mexico, California and Texas. More than 20,000 cases are reported each year, about 160 fatal!! Experts think the numbers could be way higher than reported.

Two-thirds have no symptoms, the rest? A persistent cough and fever – some develop pneumonia. In 1 of 100, the fungus spreads to the bones, skin or brain, resulting in chronic pain, seizure, coma and death. Anti-fungal drugs can help, but they say there is no cure!

Amoebic Meningoencephalitis is caused by an amoeba thriving in warm freshwater. When a swimmer gets water up the nose, the amoebas travel up the olfactory nerve to the brain, where they eat up the gray matter. Much more rare than Valley Fever, it is almost always fatal. This disease used to be found only in the south eastern states, it’s now been documented in Virginia, Kansas and Minnesota. Most infections start in the summer when people are swimming in polluted lakes.

Why am I writing about this? Your pH balance, a robust immune system, efficient digestion, optimal water intake and of course a “clean” diet (low on additives, pesticides and “food-like” products) are all essential to stay well, avoid chronic diseases some consider “part of aging” (ha), and to survive an infiltration of fungus, amoebas, bacterias, viruses, doctors and pharmaceutical drugs.

I use an arsenal of natural fighters several times a day when a cold, virus, flu or other “bug” raises its ugly head around me. Sometimes nothing develops, sometimes I feel a bit of something and then it goes away – rarely do I succumb! After a cruise in the fall of 2010 I had a bout, and before that the last real bout was fall 1997. I must be doing something right.

What do I do? At the first tickle in my throat, I double up with:

  • Echinacea – tea and tincture
  • My Own Tina’s Terrific Tea (Rosehips, Hibiscus, Hops, White Peony, Green & Red Rooibos, Elderberries and more)
  • My Own Tina’s Tonic Tea (Pao D’arco, Sarsaparilla, Hops, Peony Root, Ginger, Cinnamon and more)
  • Elderberry Extract
  • Vitamin C, 1,000 mg every couple of hours
  • Alkaline Mineral supplement
  • Probiotics (if I’ve been slacking)
  • FIR Sauna (Far Infrared)
  • Chi Machine

And these anti- everythings (anti-viral, bacteria, fungal, parasite)

  • 3% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide breathed in with a nebulizer
  • Grapefruit Seed Extract, and lots of it!
  • Ashitaba Extract
  • Oregano Extract
  • Colloidal Silver

Don’t forget lots and lots of ionized water, and, the magic of the Rife 101 Energy System for colds, flu, infections and more.

Yeah it takes work, it takes time, it takes pre-thought to have all this stuff on hand, but I’d rather do that than make a phone call to see a doctor to get a prescription to go to a pharmacy, wait, and get meds! (Unless, of course, you need an antibiotic for an infection.)

Let me know if you want to know more – about my teas or protocol. Happy to help!

 

Hydrogen Peroxide H2O2 – Best Mouthwash with NO CRAP in it!

I’ve been using this mouthwash for years. If your gums are bleeding, inflamed or infected (gingivitis?), if you’re prone to cavities, if your teeth hurt, or if you have a sore in your mouth or even a sore throat – this mouthwash is the best. I’ve even had an oral surgeon verify that the 3% solution of FOOD GRADE Hydrogen Peroxide is better than any prescription mouthwash she could prescribe!!

There’s many other uses for 3% Food Grade H2O2 (spraying when growing sprouts in your kitchen is one), but we’ll stick to the teeth, gums and throat here.

First, how to make it: Buy 35% FOOD GRADE Hydrogen Peroxide – this is NOT what is sold in the pharmacy or drug store. I buy it online from Guardian of Eden. It is a HAZMAT material in this 35% solution, so read everything on their site about handling and storing it. For the 3% mouthwash solution, carefully mix 16 ounces of distilled water with 1 ounce of 35% H2O2. (Some “recipes” use 11 ounces of distilled water with 1 ounce of 35% – this is a bit stronger for tough jobs!)

Second, how to use it: Keep a jar of the boldly labeled 3% diluted solution in a dark place – either the medicine cabinet or under the sink. After brushing your teeth and flossing, use a mouthful, swish it around all over your mouth (gargle if using it for your throat), and swish and swish for as long as you can. It will foam up a bit, and this is good – it bubbles out debris and bacteria from between your teeth and under your gums. Spit it out and DO NOT RINSE YOUR MOUTH or eat or drink anything for 20 minutes so the residue can keep working.

PLEASE – if you have children in your house, or even visiting occasionally, either keep out of reach or in locked cabinets AND always use those skull and crossbones poison stickers!

Follow all the directions as to how to handle and how to store the potent 35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide. I keep one gallon in the back of a cool cabinet, boldly labeled, and I off-load about 16 ounces into a quart container I keep in the fridge (clearly marked of course). I leave the top just a bit loose. I also use rubber gloves when handling the 35% solution, and, I’m VERY careful – like a mad scientist in a lab!

Irv Marks, my dad, Of Blessed Memory (2/22/27-5/10/98)

NOTE about buying – I have seen the diluted 3% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide selling in health food stores and/or online for about $10 per quart. That’s all mixed up for you already, but way more expensive than if you make it yourself from the 35% solution. It’s a great alternative if you have shaky hands or are squeamish about the super-concentrated 35% that can chemically burn your skin and is sold as a HAZMAT material.

This H2O2 mouthwash is so good I make it up for my friends and family and they all love it. No they don’t. They LOVE me – they LIKE the mouthwash. A lot! Hahahahaha – we LOVE people, we LIKE things – famous concept passed down from my dad!

Avocado Trick

Maybe you don’t buy avocados as often as you’d like to because you use half and the other half turns brown and rots practically overnight? You wouldn’t be the only one! I eat lots of avocados, so I started thinking – if we mix in lime or lemon juice when we make Guacamole and that helps the guac to not turn brown, then maybe it would work for the cut side of the avocado?

Then I realized it was probably the acid in the citrus juice, and maybe tomatoes would work? Well, hell yeah tomato works! I take the cut side of a tomato (almost always used in conjunction with avocados) and rub the juice on the exposed avocado. The surface turns brown, but it seems that it stops right there!!

If this isn’t enough to get you to eat avocado everyday (1/4 to 1/2), here’s some more tidbits:

  • Avocados are almost as good as blueberries for brain health!
  • Avocado fat is mono-unsaturated fat – good for healthy blood flow, so the fat is good for the brain too!
  • Avocado is known for lowering blood pressure!
  • Avocado is rich in glutathione-producing compounds to help protect your cells from free radical damage, eliminate toxins, help energy production and immune system functions!
  • Avocados promote liver health by protecting it from toxic acid overload and boosting its cleansing power!
  • Avocados target the health and function of the womb and the cervix – and they look just like these organs!
  • Research shows that when a woman eats just one avocado per week, it helps to balance her hormones, shed post-delivery birth weight and prevents cervical cancers!
  • AND, it takes exactly NINE months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit!
  • And, if all this isn’t enough to eat more avocados, there’s over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in the avocado – but modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them.

Are you toxic? Most are. Foods to detox toxins… FIR Sauna to sweat toxins out


Far Infrared Sauna

Far Infrared (FIR) Sauna

As you continually modify your diet, try to incorporate as much of these foods as possible to detox heavy metals, chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Keep in mind good excretion is key and that involves your urine, feces, breath, skin, liver, lymph and sweat. Drink lots of water (ionized water is very detoxifying), do skin brushing, exercise and think about getting a good sweat going in a Far Infrared (FIR) Sauna – I’m a big advocate of the “personal-size” saunas that you sit in and zip up. We’re selling out our stock of them CHEAP – call or email for details.

Aside from eating the foods below, we carry a product called “NDF” that is a very potent distillation of mostly chlorella and cilantro – two strong detoxifiers. It is an easy-to take-tincture either straight or mixed with a little water. In the case of chronic illness, including cancer, removing these toxins from your system may make the difference of a recurrence or not. Please email or call for more info on NDF and its sister product, “Liver Life” for liver detox. These both are gentle, easy yet potent products, no special drinks or potions, no big protocol, not too bad tasting, but effective!

Rife 101 & wrist band electrodes

Rife 101 & wrist band electrodes

I must also mention the Rife 101 Frequency Generator and its 300+ programs as an aide to detoxing and staying healthy – the Rife machine can assist in your electrical meridians and excretory pathways working efficiently. There are programs for Liver, Kidney, Lungs, Glands (comprehensive and individual), Lymph, Detox and much more. Request Rife 101 info through our contact page.

This article below is from www.naturalcuresnotmedicine.com, who publishes great health info daily. I encourage you to “Like” them on Facebook! Hey, while you’re at it, like us too: https://www.facebook.com/URparamount

Watch for my two-cents written throughout!

The Best Foods For Detox:

So you have made the decision to go through a detoxification process. The elimination of fast foods, red meats, pork, junk foods, sugary drinks – but wait. What’s left to eat? There is plenty left to eat, and once you get the junk out of your system and start eating right during your detox, chances are you probably will not want to go back to you old habits. You will find that once you start your detox, there are lots of healthy and nutritious detox foods to eat. These foods will help you in the process of the detoxification of your system.

Foods That Detox

Foods That Detox

To begin you will want to keep yourself well hydrated (I vote for ionized water!). You will want to drink lots of water and juices . Try to discipline yourself to stay away from sugary, and caffeinated drinks as much as possible. There are a variety of juices to choose from including fresh fruits, and vegetable juices that you can make at home (easy on the fruit juices – they ultimately are sugar). Herbal tea is also a great source in assisting the detox process.

To take advantage and maximize the time and discipline dedicated to your detox, and to achieve maximum results, you will want to have a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables. Suggestions for rich detox foods are: broccoli, red and green vegetables, cauliflower, beets, onions and garlic.

Chlorella and Cilantro are VERY detoxifying foods and belong on this list – make guacamole with LOTS of cilantro, and you’ll thank me!!!

Beans are an important detox food and a major source of protein and are a great source of fiber. Suggestions for your detox are kidney beans, pinto beans, garbanzo and soybeans. It is very difficult to go wrong with legumes, so pad your new diet with this source.

When considering your detox foods, instead of eating white rice and pasta, substitute these products with brown basmati rice, or other brown grains. And try focusing on enjoying lighter, smaller meals. Vegetable based soups and salads are light, but can be filling as a meal.

Experiment with dishes and try eating a fresh vegetable platter with no meat. Look at the colors on your plate from now on. The more colors on your plate in terms of your fruits and vegetables, the healthier you are generally eating. If you find yourself craving grains, trying a dish of brown basmati rice with fresh green beans, and cream of mushroom soup, combined into a casserole. As a side dish, slice up a fresh tomato and garnish with a small amount of olive oil and vinegar. Once you complete detoxing you are going to find that you don’t miss meat as much as you thought you would. You will begin to feel lighter in your center, and have much more energy that tends to accompany this feeling.

An area that is tough for most people once they start the cleansing procedure is in the area of snack foods. Instead of snacking on chips, candy and cookies, try to snack on nuts and seeds as a healthier source. Suggestions include sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, cashews, and walnuts. (Hey, don’t forget cut up veggies sprinkled with Himalayan Crystal Salt!)

Try to avoid fried foods during this detox period. Get in the habit of eating lots of baked fish, preferably organic. Chose healthy oils like Coconut oil, lose the bad oils (most that are in the supermarket).

When you choose to eat fresh greens such as salads, avoid salad dressings and try using olive oil and a small amount of vinegar (try alkalizing lemon juice in place of acidic vinegar). Minimize adding salt to all of your foods. (Say NO to common table salt, but YES to Himalayan Crystal Salt)

Avoid processed cakes and cookies and other such flour-based products during your detox.

Most importantly before you start a detox process consult your physician. Plan your detox so that it is done at a convenient time. You don’t want to shock your body, so begin to make gradual changes once you have made up your mind that it is time to “clean house.” And by all means, ensure that you are properly hydrated during the process.

Author: Lola Inez
Source Article: www.tinyurl.com/kkm6q3v
Read more at http://www.naturalcuresnotmedicine.com/2013/06/is-your-body-toxic-foods-that-detox.html#YpBJ4GOWfcHwIY5S.99

Love Lemons! My Lemon Limerick & Latest Luxury!

Lemons Rock!

Lemon juice in water – sliced lemons in water – iced herbal tea with lemon – or warm water first thing in the morning with lemon? ALL good! Very alkalizing – fights Acidosis! Keep reading for my LEMON LIMERICK and my latest little-known lemon luxury!

According to  TheAlternativeDaily.com:

“The health promoting benefits of lemons are powerful. For centuries, it has been known that lemons contain powerful antibacterial, antiviral and immune boosting components. We know that lemons are a great digestive aid and liver cleanser.  Lemons contain citric acid, magnesium, bioflavonoids, vitamin C, pectin, calcium and limonene, which supercharge our immunity so that the body can fight infection.

Lemons are considered one of the most alkalizing foods you can eat. This may seem untrue as they are acidic on their own. However, in the body, lemons are alkaline; the citric acid does not create acidity once it has been metabolized. The minerals in lemons are actually what helps to alkalize the blood.  Most people are too acidic (from eating too much sugar, grains, animal products), and drinking warm lemon water helps reduce overall acidity, drawing uric acid from the joints. This reduces the pain and inflammation which many people feel. And the American Cancer Society recommends warm lemon water to encourage regular bowel movements.”


Benefits that you can enjoy from eating lemons:

1. Improves your digestion:

Lemon juice helps your body improve digestion and stimulates bile production. Lemon juice can even be an aid for heartburn and indigestion.

2. Boosts your energy for the day:

Even just the scent of lemon juice has been shown to improve your mood and energy levels, and reduce anxiety.  Plus the detoxifying effect and alkalizing effect of fresh organic lemon juice can improve your energy through the removal of toxins from your body.

3. Helps you to lose fat:

Since lemon juice helps to improve your digestive system, aids in removal of toxins, and increases your energy levels, this all combines together to help you to lose body fat as well through improving your hormonal balance… Yet another reason to add warm lemon water to your daily morning routine!

That was from TheAlternativeDaily.com

This is from me –

I’ve been “zesting” lemons for quite some time now (I use organic lemons). Before squeezing them to get out the lemon juice I’d use a fine grater and zest off the yellow for the potently healthy limonene in the skin. All good. Heard about freezing the whole lemon then grating it to use the pith (white pulp) and the seeds, as there’s B17 (laetrile) in them thar seeds (just like the familiar Grapefruit Seed Extract that is a natural anti-biotic/viral/fungal/parasite). I liked that idea – so I froze two lemons. Two months later, there they were, in my freezer untouched. Hmmmm…..

In the hundreds of things I read each week, somewhere I came across the concept of pureed lemon. Yup, the whole thing. Peel, pith, pits and pulp! Loved the idea, mostly because it’s easy and no waste! Washed the lemons, trimmed off the little ends, cut in a few pieces, pureed in my Blendtec high-speed blender (like the Vitamix but less expensive). I may have added a bit of high-alkaline ionized water to get it started – I really can’t remember. Pureed them all!! Poured the puree into a couple of widemouth jars and set them in the fridge.

The pectin in the pith is particularly beneficial not just for digestion but to absorb toxins in your digestive tract and colon – this is always a good thing, whether or not you’re plagued with problems. I like a good thing when I see it…

Well, well, well… next day I was thrilled and delighted (I’m pretty easy to please)! The lemon puree was fairly solidified, like a jelly is solidified – because, of course, from the pectin!!! So, basically, I made a pectin that could subsequently be blended with other fruits to make a jam! I promptly defrosted some fresh local ripe mango and pureed it with some solidified lemon pectin to try this out, and poured THAT into a few small jars! Mmmmm – not bad at all!! A bit of a bitter edge from the bitter pith and seeds, but I’m pretty hardcore when it comes to health (some of you know that about me already) and I don’t mind it – you could sweeten it more with honey if you like.

So, back to lemon in the morning – I’ve been making a morning green drink – either with fresh veggies and green powders or just green powders – and adding a good tablespoon of this lemon pectin – for me, the green drinks are plenty sweet to counter the bitter pith and seeds and the strong taste of lemon is delicious!

So I wrote a Lemon Limerick for you!

There were 8 lemons with zest –
I washed and cut up to ingest –
Set the blender on fine,
Pureed to a grind,
Lemon pectin drinks are the best!

Enjoy your lemons!